Sakis Rouvas vs. Catalin Josan

On January 31, Romania held its Eurovision selection contest. We all know that Elena Gheorghe won with The Balkan Girls, but a young lad named Catalin Josan finished second with his song Stop. If you listen to the two videos below, you’ll notice that the chorus of Sakis Rouvas’ This Is Our Night has a similar melody and rhythm as Stop. The main difference (besides the lyrics) is that This Is Our Night is way faster. Like Stop on crack. Do you hear the similarities?

Sakis Rouvas’s This Is Our Night at the Eurovision Final:

Catalin Josan’s Stop at Romania’s national selection contest:

Thanks to “Ruxandra” in Sweden for directing Wiwi to Catalin’s video.